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Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/35 (Physics Atomic Molecular & Chemical); 50/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemSusChem, Small

7_12/2006Cover Picture: Identification of the D3h Isomer of Carbon Trioxide (CO3) and Its Implications for Atmospheric Chemistry (ChemPhysChem 12/2006)

The cover picture shows the D3h isomer of carbon trioxide and the overlapping vibrational modes of different acyclic CO3 isotopomers. The D3h isomer of carbon trioxide is an important intermediate in atmospheric reactions between O and CO2. It has been experimentally detected for the first time by infrared spectroscopy after irradiating a carbon dioxide ice with energetic electrons. In their Article on page 2508 Jamieson et al. combine experiment with electronic structure calculation to identify the D3h isomer of carbon trioxide. The cloudy background photograph is a courtesy of Steve Hudson (

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